Nepal Festival in Paris

KATHMANDU: Niranjan Man Singh Basnyat, charge d’ affaires of Nepal to France inaugurated Nepal Festival organised at the premises of Lord Buddha temple in Paris on Saturday. Nepali products like handicraft, Thanka, carpet, Pashmina and food delicacies are on display and sale at the festival where promotional materials on Nepal are also being distributed at free of cost. — RSS

Tourism fest begins

SUNSARI: With an objective of promoting domestic and international tourism, a three-day long Cultural and Tourism Festival-2062 began in Dharan on Saturday. Inaugurating the festival, Koshi zonal administrator Rana Bahadur Chand said reform process has started gradually after the royal move and action forwarded as per the wishes of people. There are some 60 stalls of industrial products, garments, furniture and foods. — RSS

QA flies to Mashad

KATHMANDU: Qatar Airways (QA) has launched its operations to Mashad, Iran’s second largest city, with its new twice-weekly flights from the airline’s operational hub of Doha. The airline’s inaugural flight with a delegation led by Ali Al Rais, Qatar Airways senior manager commercial operations Arabian Peninsula, Iran, South Asia & Myanmar touched down at Mashad International Airport on June 2. — HNS

B’desh remittance

DHAKA: Bangladesh received remittances worth $3.5 billion in the July-May period of the current fiscal, recording about 15 per cent growth over the same period of the last fiscal. The remittance inflow is close to the amount projected in the mid-term macro-economic framework in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, which was $3.6 billion. — HNS

Indo-Pak gas pipeline

ISLAMABAD: India and Pakistan formally began the first bilateral engagement to move forward with the proposed tri-nation gas pipeline from Iran even as Islamabad is negotiating with Qatar for import of natural gas. The talks between India and Pakistan are to "resolve trilateral issues in the bilateral agreements" being discussed for delivery of Iranian pipeline gas at the Indian border. — HNS